I'm new here!
I still didn't recieved my axoloti, but I allready started to pop some tiny and interesting ideas in my head.
I'm more into electro-mechanical things.
I had an idea, no clue if it will be possible, but I'm naive by nature, so bear with me.
Hardware MIDI controlled mellotron ( based on cassette)
-Record long sustained sounds on cassette (just one note)
-The hardware can be something like a servo (360 degrees), attached to a hacked tape player mechanism (walkman for example)----- here I'll just use the gears and the tape head.
-Make a tape head pre amp for go to the Axoloti audio in, and there apply a vca and a adsr axoloti modules for control the amplitude
- throw some mellow FX via axoloti patches (chorus, vibrato, tremolo, reverb).
-Make dedicated potentiometers for the most revelant Fx parameters, and for the adsr.
-Make a beautiful enclosure.
I know this is a very ambitious project, but I like the challenges.
My actual knowledge is:
Industrial and mechanical design
One axoloti object I guess I will need to create is a thing that relates midi incoming notes to servo velocity (so the pitch of the tape changes)
So if C1 is played, servo goes x fast, If F it's played, servo goes x + a bit more faster...increasing the pitch of the tape.
What do u think...doable?
sorry for my english.